Kirk Herbstreit’s son – Zak Herbstreit – followed in his fathers footsteps by committing to Ohio State out of high school. Now, the younger Herbstreit is a full-fledged member of the Buckeyes.

A walk-on tight end out of high school in 2021, Zak is entering his second season in the program. On Wednesday, he ditched his black stripe ahead of the 2022 season.

“First I want to appreciate all of y’all for getting me better,” said Herbstreit. “Means a lot to me. Shout out my unit, old guys in Cade (Stover), Mitch (Rossi). Love you guys.”

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 243 lbs., Herbstreit is a part of a deep tight-end unit for Ohio State and likely faces a steep battle for playing time in 2022. Either way, he is now a full Buckeye, an honor that will stick with him regardless of how the season plays out.

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